Loudoun County launches outdoor seating grants
Businesses can receive up to $5K for outdoor seating costs
While COVID-19 cases run high and outside temperatures run low, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has allocated $250,000 in federal CARES Act funding to offset costs for outdoor dining, including seating, tents, heating systems and heating fuel, Loudoun Economic Development announced Thursday.
The Loudoun Is Ready Outdoor Seating Grant will provide up to $5,000 grants to approximately 50 businesses. Applications open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and will be considered on a rolling basis.
“With the winter months right around the corner and COVID-19 cases on the rise, Loudoun restaurants and craft beverage businesses are doing everything they can to maintain sales and keep customers safe,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer said in a statement. “This is one very important way in which Loudoun County is supporting our business community during the ongoing health pandemic. We salute the resiliency of our businesses and understand that this money goes a long way toward their ultimate survival.”
Visit Loudoun, Loudoun Building and Development, the Loudoun Fire Marshal and the incorporated towns will help market the grant and verify applicant information.